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Music for Alice

This tale takes place in Oregon, and is a beautiful tribute to one Japanese American woman who, with perseverance, rises above the hardships of living through WWII. There is strength and tenderness in this remarkable story that is strikingly illustrated throughout.

An Earthly Knight

Check out this great adventure! Love, religion, and political intrigue abound in this retelling of the legend of Tam Lin set in twelfth-century Scotland. When her older sister, Isabel, disgraces the family, it is up to sixteen-year-old Jenny to save her father's reputation and prosperity. Then, she meets Tam Lin in the forest and befriends him. Stories of his insanity and odd behavior fuel the locals' fear of him, so Jenny keeps their relationship a secret. See what happens next to Jenny and Tam Lin.

Bread and Roses, Too

Bread and Roses, Too is a beautifully written novel set in 1912. It tells the story of a young woman coming of age as her family participates in the groundbreaking strike at the Vermont Mills. Well-researched and important, this book paints a full picture of the settings, conditions, and events of the time. It is also a moving portrait of friendship and justice.

The Castle Corona

A wonderfully illustrated tale that will delight and entertain readers. Creech's stories are full of wisdom, and tales woven with wizards, kings, queens, and peasants still ring true in our present age. A wonderful gift for this time of the year.

The Silver Donkey

In this poignant and captivating story, two sisters find a wounded soldier in the woods. They take care of him, and in return, he tells them four beautiful tales about a humble donkey. This is a moving story of war and peace, devotion and compassion—the perfect story for adults and children to read together.

Americans Who Tell the Truth

The quotes and brief biographies in Americans Who Tell the Truth are a perfect introduction to begin discussions with children about patriotism, truth, and integrity. Some of America's most memorable and admirable historical figures, from a broad range of society, including scientists, writers, activists, and musicians, are represented. Great for personal libraries and classrooms.

Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

The true tale of an unlikely friendship, Owen and Mzee is an important illustration of peace and camaraderie, especially in these fraught times. Filled with wonderful photographs that will warm the heart, this is truly a story to be savored.

The Frog Princess

This debut novel follows the adventures of fourteen-year-old Princess Emeralda and the talking frog she meets one day in the swamp. The frog begs her to give him a kiss so that he will turn back into Prince Eadric, his identity before an evil witch turned him into an amphibian. When the young royal obliges, she too is transformed into a frog, and the two leap off in search of the spell-casting witch to ask her to reverse her handiwork. Great fun!

Nanny Mcphee

This delightful, entertaining tale was written forty years ago and is finally back in print. Nanny McPhee is a British version of Mrs. Piggle Wiggle, complete with extremely naughty children and a governess who knows how to deal with them with warmth and humor.

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